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Wairoa announces prizes

Wairoa, 30 May 2016: A raft of exciting film awards will be presented to a range of Maori and Pasifika film makers next weekend at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.

“Wairoa Maori Film Festival has secured over $10,000 in prizes from sponsors across the country,” says Festival Director Leo Koziol. “Support from Bright Sunday, Stark Studios, PET Southern Star, T-Tahiti, Radio Waatea and others will support film makers in their aspirations now and into the future.”

The Gala Awards evening includes award presentations, keynote Dr. Rangimarie Rose Pere – keeper of the “Kura Huna”, musical performances by Troy Kingi and Melody McKiver (Canada) and short film screenings.

At the Wairoa Maori Film Awards Gala next weekend the following awards will be announced, with prizes attached:

Girl Viking / Stark Studios Prize for Best Writing in a Scripted Short Film
$200 from Girl Viking and $1000 Audio Post Production Services (Stark Studios)
Plus $500 value of script consultation from Tanya Wheeler (Girl Viking)
Trophy to Award Winner (designed by Natasha Keating)

RESET / Stark Studios Prize for Best Use of Music in a Short Film
$200 from RESET and $1000 Music Post Production Services (Stark Studios)
Trophy to Award Winner (designed by Natasha Keating)

White Horse / Stark Studios Prize for Emerging Maori Director
$200 from White Horse and $1000 Post Production Services (Stark Studios)
Trophy to Award Winner (designed by Natasha Keating)

Bright Sunday Prize for Emerging Pasifika Director
$5000 in-kind services from Bright Sunday marketing and publicity, plus $500 cash prize from Bright Sunday
Trophy to Award Winner (designed by Natasha Keating)

T-Tahiti Prize for Best Maori Themed Film Work
Return trip to Tahiti, including accommodation, to the
T-Tahiti film festival in 2017

Indigenous Grandmothers Te Reo Maori Award
$1,000 prize from PET Southern Star of Mahia, Aotearoa
Trophy to Award Winner (designed by Natasha Keating)

International Indigenous Award for Global Film Making
Trophy to Award Winner (designed by Natasha Keating)

Mana Wairoa Grand Award for Advancement of Indigenous Rights
Trophy to Award Winner (designed by Natasha Keating)

Alongside the above eight awards, two awards will also be made to the WIFT Wairoa Mana Wahine Award co-recipients, Nancy Brunning and Rachel House.

The Maori Short Film Audience Awards will also be decided at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival (Best Short Film, Best Actress and Best Actor), with prizes to be presented at a “Brown Carpet” event in Auckland in July. The Audience Award for Best Short Film includes a $1,000 prize from Radio Waatea.

Tickets are only $30 and are on sale via EVENTFINDER.

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